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Syria Peace Plan

Max J. Rosenthal

The Neverending Spring: How Syria's Revolution Became A Stalemate | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- From a safe distance, the latest battle for Raqqa, a provincial capital in northern Syria, might have seemed like a turning point in the war...

Jon Stewart Goes Off On EPIC Fox News Rant

Posted 09.11.2013 | Comedy

"Who cares how we avoided a war and got a dictator to give up his chemical weapons if we avoided a war and got a dictator to give up his chemical weap...

Syria Envoy Seeks To Revive Peace Plan

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Russia and the U.N called Thursday for the resuscitation of a peace initiative for Syria that never got off the ground when it was prop...

Annan Wants 'Consequences' If No Immediate Syria Cease-Fire

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

GENEVA — Syrian President Bashar Assad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government for his country as proposed by an inte...

Annan Details New Syria Peace Plan

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, sayi...

White House Condemns All Violence In Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday condemned all acts of violence in Syria, including attacks by insurgents on supporters ...

Rebels Declare Peace Plan Over

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels killed at least 80 army soldiers in a surge of attacks at the weekend, an o...

UN Rights Body To Hold Special Session On Syria Massacre

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights body will hold a special session Friday on the deteriorating situation in Syria and last week's massacre of...

Assad at the Tipping Point

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Two weeks ago the crackdown on peaceful protests at the university in Aleppo triggered a hemorrhage of support for the government. The international reaction to the Houla massacre seems set to accelerate that erosion.

UN Peacekeeping Chief: Pro-Assad Militia Likely Responsible For Mass Killings

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday that militia supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad we...

Annan Condemns Syria Massacre

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, May 28 (Reuters) - Peace envoy Kofi Annan condemned the killing of at least 108 people in the Syrian to...

Heavy Clashes In Syria's Rastan

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

AMMAN, May 14 (Reuters) - Rebels killed 23 Syrian soldiers on Monday, according to a rights group opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, in battles a...

Roadside Bomb Targets Syrian Military

AP | BASSEM MROUE and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

DARAA, Syria — A roadside bomb hit a Syrian military truck Wednesday just seconds after the head of the U.N. observer team drove by in a convoy,...

UN Authorizes 300 Ceasefire Observers For Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday expanding the number of U.N. cease-fire observers in Syria from...

'The Annan Plan Is The Last Chance'

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces opened fire Wednesday on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a U.N. team meant to monitor a shaky ...

Advance U.N. Observers Ready To Leave For Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Saturday on a resolution authorizing the deployment of the first wave of U.N. milita...

Annan Issues Cease-Fire for Syria

Gideon Resnick | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Gideon Resnick

With no willingness on the part of other countries to intervene militarily, the cease-fire planned for Thursday may be the only thing that could prevent Syria from breaking into a complete civil war.

Annan: Syria Has Not Pulled Troops

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops defied a U.N.-brokered cease-fire plan on Tuesday, launching fresh attacks on rebellious areas, but special envoy Kofi An...

Syrian Regime Claims Troop Pullout

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian artillery pounded the rebellious city of Homs and tanks and troops stormed towns in the north and south on Wednesday, deepening ...

Russia: Syria Has Begun Observing Peace Plan

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The United States said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must respond urgently and seriously if Syria fails to keep its pledge ...

Assad Agrees On Deadline Despite Reports Of Shelling, Killings

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian government sent troops backed by tanks into rebellious areas Monday, hunting down activists and torching their homes and bul...

Annan: Syria Regime Agrees To April 10 Deadline

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, April 2 (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council for support in implementin...

Shelling And Killing Despite Ceasefire Pledge

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, April 2 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces bombarded opposition targets in the city of...

Kofi Annan On Syria: 'THE DEADLINE IS NOW'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

GENEVA -- U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan is urging the Syrian government to lay down its weapons first in order to immediately end the nation's cri...

Relentless Clashes In Northern Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Clashes and protests broke out across many parts of Syria Friday, further complicating a peace mission by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan who urg...